THE year started off when Plymouth entrepreneur Adam Cook was invited by the US State Department to attend three weeks of events across the United States, and talk about urban sustainability and conservation issues.




27-year-old, carpentry apprentice Ben Arthur, was named top Construction Apprentice of the Year at a ceremony in the Plymouth Guildhall that celebrated the achievements of local apprenticeships across the city. Ben was working on Plymouth’s new luxury student accommodation block at Aspire House in Mayflower Street.



PLYMOUTH businessman Henry Hutchins was selected to take part in an exclusive course run by one of the world’s biggest finance companies to help rapidly expanding enterprises.

The chief executive of Clever Student Lets was summoned to join Goldman Sachs fast growth programme for companies with turnover of at least £1.5 million, which are showing immense promise.


The Rise of the White Van Entrepreneurs

White Van entrepreneurs hold PR event to support Plymouth’s huge £305 million a year student economy, and the sector’s strategic (GDP) gross domestic product for the South West region led by Clever Student Lets and New Wave Marine.



Artworks 3 Launch in Plymouth

OVER 50 invited guests attended the official launch of Artworks 3, with Lesley Robinson and Abigail White, featuring their new new online art galleries and studio, at the HQ Centre in Union Street, Plymouth – to showcase local artists on the global stage.




UK specialists for pioneering Body Worn Cameras, Audax Global Solutions, based in Plymouth and Brussels, were invited to a major showcase at the British Embassy in Paris next month.

The Public Security Exhibition (PSE) Paris 2017, is being held at the British Ambassador’s residence in the heart of Paris, where over 170 visitors are expected including the Gendarmerie, police, tactical and counter terror units, border police.


Dorcas Media directors Kevin Kelway and Ian Fleming feature in the Plymouth Herald and Devon Chamber Profile Magazine – talking about the ‘glass ceiling in the boardroom’, and for more openly gay business folk making it to the top in South West businesses.





War veteran Dr Suzanne Sparrow marking 100 years of the Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRENS).





TWO Plymouth military veterans Stuart Lawson and Phil Coker, debuting a poetry book they wrote together about their experiences on the sea.

The budding authors who served in the Royal Navy and Household Cavalry recently published the book entitled ‘Sounds of the Sea’.



Dorcas Media partners with new client New Wave Marine, a family business with over 30 years experience working within shipping, ports, factories, waste-water plants, demolition sites.

New Wave Marine is one of the South West of England’s fastest growing businesses with over 15 employees, they work across the UK.



Dorcas Media partners for the second year with the Plymouth Literature Festival 2017.




Dorcas Media partners with the Devon Chamber of Commerce and delivering its PR activities.


Aspire House, a new £4.5million luxury student block in Mayflower Street, seen its first customers moving in – and every room is occupied.

Millbay-based Pillar Land Securities who is behind the venture opened the doors of the six-story building for the local press to view.

Richard Pillar, chairman of Pillar Land Securities was there to meet and greet, and gave a guided tour of this impressive, new high-spec style accommodation, which is targeting overseas and older students.



OVER 30,000 students in Plymouth were in the annual September mad rush – to find suitable lettings accommodation for the next year of studying in the city.

Thousands lined the offices of Clever Student Lets offices to find the very best student lettings accommodation available, said Henry Hutchins, CEO of CSL.



ONE of the South West’s top international trading experts Linda Middleton-Jones is looking to organise a ’National Cider Festival’ in Plymouth for 2019.

The British festival will showcase themes around apples and cider and could be based on the successful Gijon Cider Festival in northern Spain where she recently met the organisers.



Following a city SOS appeal by the Oasis Project based in Stonehouse for more food supplies. Clever Student Lets sent out thousands of emails to its students, and partners across Plymouth including New Wave Marine – to donate urgently needed grocery parcels.

Supplies at the Plymouth Food Banks are running short due to high demand says Maria Mills MBE, and we desperately need more tins of fruit, tinned meat, sugar, long-life milk, long-life fruit juice, biscuits as well as sanitary items, she said.


THE UK ports industry is the largest in Europe and the Devon Chamber of Commerce organised with Associated British Ports (APB) – for local business leaders to visit Teignmouth Docks.

Alex Chinchen, Divisional Port Manager (APB), is the first woman port manager in the UK, and in charge of Teignmouth and Plymouth Ports.



Clever Student Lets wins South West Agency of the Year Bronze Award in Central London – and nominated by Dorcas Media.



A PLYMOUTH Mother is fighting to raise £38,000 for an operation not funded on the NHS for her two-year-old son Fynn Fleming – who was diagnosed with Spastic Cerebral Palsy when he was one-years of age.



DORCAS MEDIA are proud to be partnering with Cornish online Radyo an Gernewgva.

Campaigners fighting for one of Europe’s ancient spoken languages says the next steps in its revival are teaching the language in local schools across Cornwall, said head of programming, at Radyo an Gernewgva, Matthi ab Dewi.



Some of the many Dorcas Media news and campaign highlights of 2017…

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